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February 19, 2014

1. Loup Electronics wheel loader scale. Loup Electronics, Lincoln, Neb., has introduced the Weighlog Vue, a new wheel loader scale system, to its line of loader scales. Features include, according to Loup Electronics:

  • A 7-inch color touch-screen display shows bucket load, target load, truck number, customer and product name, as well as other applicable information
  • Display screen can double as a reverse camera during operation
  • Scale system uses machine and lift arm inclinometers and two hydraulic pressure sensors to provide the information needed to display the weight of the material being lifted
  • Supports last bucket tip off, automatic speed compensated dynamic weighing, optional printing and a number of wireless options

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2. Rotobec orange peel grapples. Rotobec Inc., Sainte-Justine, Quebec, offers orange peel grapples, which the company says are ideal for handling various types of scrap metal. Features include, according to Rotobec:

  • Available in a range of sizes and models with the option of closed, semiclosed or open tine configurations
  • The four-tine models range from 0.5 to 3 cubic yards, while the five-tine models range from 0.5 to 1.8 cubic yards
  • An option to include an integrated magnet, which is effective for scrap yard cleanup or material separation
  • An interlocked head structure, enclosed cylinder guards and Rotobec-patented RT rotators also are options

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3. JRB dump buckets. The JRB brand of Paladin Attachments has introduced its new roll-out bucket for wheel loaders designed to improve the dumping height of any loader to which it is attached, according to Akron, Ohio-based JRB. Additional features of the buckets include:

  • Carriage arms positioned on the outer shell of the bucket to add stability and prevent twisting, providing a large, open floor surface
  • A single-radius shell design for maximum material roll and optimal fill rates
  • Sloped cylinder housings designed to eliminate the compaction of material in the pockets, allowing for maximum material collection and complete dumping
  • Integrated mesh viewing panels designed to give the operator better load visibility

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4. Benlee roll-off trailer line. Benlee, a Romulus, Mich.-based manufacturer of truck trailers, has introduced a line of roll-off pup trailers. The company says the new line complements Benlee’s existing line of trailers. Other available features include:

  • Offered with two or four axles and with or without hydraulics
  • Tarp systems and auto air inflation systems for tires are available
  • Allow haulers to carry two containers each trip instead of only one

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5. Northshore Manufacturing Builtrite grapples. Northshore Manufacturing, Two Harbors, Minn., has introduced two new, Builtrite brand trash handling/sorting grapples. The grapples incorporate a number of improvements over previous versions, including the addition of heavy-duty cylinder shrouds, according to the company. Other features include:

  • Available in a hanging style for material handlers or as a “wristing” style, which uses the bucket linkage to articulate the grapple
  • Heavy-duty rotation using a 20-inch rotation bearing and a high-torque hydraulic motor for precise placement, Northshore says
  • Bolt-on replaceable wear edge
  • Two models for 13-ton to 25-ton excavators/material handlers

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6. Am Cast sand mill. Am Cast Inc., Bohemia, N.Y., has introduced the Rocky Transformer, its first line of capital equipment in the form of a sand mill, which is designed to transform 97 percent of unwanted crusher byproduct into a finished sand aggregate. Other features, according to the company, include:

  • Capable of handling aggregates up to an inch-and-a-half
  • Available in a stationary unit or also as a transportable, self-contained version
  • Self-contained unit is equipped with conveyor systems, a motor inverter to adjust the RPM and sand output and cost accounting features accessible through the onboard computer system

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7. Peterson 5710D grinder. The new 5710D horizontal grinder from Eugene, Ore.-based Peterson has been designed for operations that require frequent moves between jobs without a special permit, according to the company. Other features of the grinder include:

  • Powered by a Tier IVi Caterpillar C27 1,050-horsepower engine
  • Weighs 88,500 pounds
  • Can be equipped with an optional transportation dolly that allows the grinder to be easily moved and then set up for operation within minutes
  • Designed to reduce a wide range of material, including stumps, with its 60 by 40 inch feed opening and high-lift feed roll

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8. Hyundai R55-9A and R55W-9A mini excavators. Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. (HCEA), Norcross, Ga., has added the R55-9A and R55W-9A mini excavators to its 9A series product line. The company says the two machines will provide operators with enhanced features and benefits compared to prior models. Other improvements, according to HCEA, include:

  • A certified Tier 4 Final engine upgrade, improved hydraulics, increased operator comfort and added durability
  • R55/55W-9A models are ideal for rental, light construction utility and landscape applications, according to the company
  • R55-9A has a dig depth of 12 feet, 6 inches and the R55W-9A has a dig depth of 11 feet, 6 inches

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